The Black and White Minstrel Show was a racist light entertainment show from Britain that ran for twenty years on BBC prime-time television. Beginning in 1958, it was a weekly light entertainment and variety show which presented traditional American minstrel and country songs, as well as show tunes and music hall numbers, and with lavish costumes. It was also a popular stage show.

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  • The Black and White Minstrel Show was a racist light entertainment show from Britain that ran for twenty years on BBC prime-time television. Beginning in 1958, it was a weekly light entertainment and variety show which presented traditional American minstrel and country songs, as well as show tunes and music hall numbers, and with lavish costumes. It was also a popular stage show. The show was accused of racism and ethnic stereotyping by black anti-racist groups in the UK, such as the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination, due to its use of blackface. This racial controversy led to the programme's eventual cancellation from television in 1978, a stage version had run for ten years from 1962 to 1972 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London. This was followed by tours of Australia and New Zealand. (en)
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  • The Black and White Minstrel Show was a racist light entertainment show from Britain that ran for twenty years on BBC prime-time television. Beginning in 1958, it was a weekly light entertainment and variety show which presented traditional American minstrel and country songs, as well as show tunes and music hall numbers, and with lavish costumes. It was also a popular stage show. (en)
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